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Can you smell the wood burning? Can you feel the warmth? And can you hear the crackling of the fire in the old-fashioned stove? Alpine huts are the epitome of cosiness – they are not very big and stand on some of the most picturesque spots in the heart of the mountains. In front of the door water runs through the water trough, seeming to tell endless stories. Everyone knows everyone else and is very friendly. And so even when all seats are occupied, everyone budges up to make space. As everyone who enters is welcome.

The Salzburger Sportwelt blogHut is virtual, yet equipped with all the qualities of a real hut – you can meet local people. Listen to and read the best stories. And you’re always happy to come back here again. Where else can you learn so much first-hand.

The blogHut opens up fabulous views of all the Salzburger Sportwelt resorts.  Lots of paths lead to it and lots of paths lead from it in all directions. If you want to know what’s happening in the Salzburger Sportwelt, then this is the place to come.

The blogHut is a place to recharge your batteries. A place of inspiration. And a place for new ideas. Here you’ll find tips for excursions and events plus unusual stories about equally unusual people and their talents.

We look forward to welcoming you to the blogHut!

The Salzburger Sportwelt… again and again

Our author Franziska Lipp undertook sports in the Salzburger Sportwelt, before it was even called that. Whether skiing or hiking, ice skating, mountain biking, whether picking blueberries or enjoying a horse-drawn sleigh ride – everythings always been possible here. And its never lessened over the decades.

I was a typical 70’s child – we didn’t have much money, leisure time and even less hobbies. Yet my Mother attached great importance to doing things at the weekend. “being active” she called it. So we got into our old Volvo, chugged over the Lueg Pass into the Salzburger Sportwelt, which it wasn’t even called then.

Here there was everything available for enjoying the outdoors – great ski slopes in Eben, Flachau, Wagrain-Kleinarl, St. Johann or Radstadt in winter and family-friendly alpine and mountain tours in summer. I associate some of my favourite childhood memories with the Salzburger Sportwelt: Picking blueberries together with blue-coloured teeth and a proper mountain snack as crowning finale.

We were constantly out and about in the Salzburger Sportwelt – a peak tour up to the Lackenkogel was a real challenge for me as young girl, as the slopes in Zauchensee or Flachau. In winter, Zauchi – the fun train, which ran between the slopes of Flachauwinkl and Zauchensee – was my best friend. There wasn’t one winter we didn’t spend school ski days or ski lessons in the Salzburger Sportwelt And Zauchi transported me back to our bus at the end of the day. My thighs were very grateful.

As a teenager I decided that “being active“ was definitely out. Hanging out was more my thing. And the Salzburger Sportwelt was relatively uninteresting for a short while. Well in summer at least! In winter I was even keener to get on the slopes – then although the coolest skiers of my youth Hermann Maier and Michael Walchhofer come from the region – I was only interested in the latest trend of snowboarding.

And it was a well-known fact that the best-looking boys could be found in the Salzburger Sportwelt. I bet nothing’s changed today.

It’s no secret that sooner or later in adult life you return to places of your childhood. And it’s been no different for me. And for two reasons – firstly the Salzburger Sportwelt lives up to its name as it did back then. Also when I think I know every stretch of ski slope I keep coming back. In the meantime, however, the huts have taken over from the (extremely cool) snowboard parks on my scale of interest. A perfect day’s skiing in the Salzburger Sportwelt always ends with a refreshment stop, e.g. at the  Herzerl-Alm or at the Lisa-Alm.

The whole year round I’m attracted to Filzmoos. Whether for the doughnut stomper hike or the orchid walk -here too there’s always a hut to look forward to, where you Pongau specialities are served.

Thus it pleases me even more, that I not only personally spend lots of time in the Salzburger Sportwelt – my job as text writer and author also ensures I am always here for research too. In my book “The Best Views in the SalzburgerLand. 66 favourite spots and 11 Alpine Huts“ the Salzburger Sportwelt is represented by 6 spots and two huts. All of which are personal suggestions which I can heartily recommend when planning a trip or stay in the Salzburger Sportwelt.

They are the legendary Tappenkarsee Lake in Kleinarl, the Liechtenstein Gorge in St. Johann and the Rossbrand in Radstadt. Plus a walk along the Farmers’ Rules Path in Altenmarkt and a horse-drawn carriage ride in Filzmoos. And the gourmets and culinary pleasure-seekers are recommended to visit the Burgstallhütte in Flachauwinkl, the Kirchgasshütte in Filzmoos und the Mandlberggut in Radstadt.

The Salzburger Sportwelt… again and again

Our author Franziska Lipp undertook sports in the Salzburger Sportwelt, before it was even called that. Whether skiing or hiking, ice skating, mountain biking, whether picking blueberries or enjoying a horse-drawn sleigh ride – everythings always been possible here. And its never lessened over the decades.

I was a typical 70’s child – we didn’t have much money, leisure time and even less hobbies. Yet my Mother attached great importance to doing things at the weekend. “being active” she called it. So we got into our old Volvo, chugged over the Lueg Pass into the Salzburger Sportwelt, which it wasn’t even called then.

Here there was everything available for enjoying the outdoors – great ski slopes in Eben, Flachau, Wagrain-Kleinarl, St. Johann or Radstadt in winter and family-friendly alpine and mountain tours in summer. I associate some of my favourite childhood memories with the Salzburger Sportwelt: Picking blueberries together with blue-coloured teeth and a proper mountain snack as crowning finale.

We were constantly out and about in the Salzburger Sportwelt – a peak tour up to the Lackenkogel was a real challenge for me as young girl, as the slopes in Zauchensee or Flachau. In winter, Zauchi – the fun train, which ran between the slopes of Flachauwinkl and Zauchensee – was my best friend. There wasn’t one winter we didn’t spend school ski days or ski lessons in the Salzburger Sportwelt And Zauchi transported me back to our bus at the end of the day. My thighs were very grateful.

As a teenager I decided that “being active“ was definitely out. Hanging out was more my thing. And the Salzburger Sportwelt was relatively uninteresting for a short while. Well in summer at least! In winter I was even keener to get on the slopes – then although the coolest skiers of my youth Hermann Maier and Michael Walchhofer come from the region – I was only interested in the latest trend of snowboarding.

And it was a well-known fact that the best-looking boys could be found in the Salzburger Sportwelt. I bet nothing’s changed today.

It’s no secret that sooner or later in adult life you return to places of your childhood. And it’s been no different for me. And for two reasons – firstly the Salzburger Sportwelt lives up to its name as it did back then. Also when I think I know every stretch of ski slope I keep coming back. In the meantime, however, the huts have taken over from the (extremely cool) snowboard parks on my scale of interest. A perfect day’s skiing in the Salzburger Sportwelt always ends with a refreshment stop, e.g. at the  Herzerl-Alm or at the Lisa-Alm.

The whole year round I’m attracted to Filzmoos. Whether for the doughnut stomper hike or the orchid walk -here too there’s always a hut to look forward to, where you Pongau specialities are served.

Thus it pleases me even more, that I not only personally spend lots of time in the Salzburger Sportwelt – my job as text writer and author also ensures I am always here for research too. In my book “The Best Views in the SalzburgerLand. 66 favourite spots and 11 Alpine Huts“ the Salzburger Sportwelt is represented by 6 spots and two huts. All of which are personal suggestions which I can heartily recommend when planning a trip or stay in the Salzburger Sportwelt.

They are the legendary Tappenkarsee Lake in Kleinarl, the Liechtenstein Gorge in St. Johann and the Rossbrand in Radstadt. Plus a walk along the Farmers’ Rules Path in Altenmarkt and a horse-drawn carriage ride in Filzmoos. And the gourmets and culinary pleasure-seekers are recommended to visit the Burgstallhütte in Flachauwinkl, the Kirchgasshütte in Filzmoos und the Mandlberggut in Radstadt.

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